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New HavenUnited States of America

Walk on beaches or in state parks, shop in boutique stores or explore the grounds of one of America’s most famous universities in this pretty coastal town. 

New Haven is Connecticut’s second-largest city, located 81 miles (130 kilometers) northeast of New York City on the Long Island Sound. The city has been an important port since the 1630s. Today it is most famous for being home to the prestigious Yale University, which gives the town a large youth population and an exciting nightlife.

Dine in upscale restaurants or drink in lively student bars in New Haven’s thriving town center. Spend some time exploring the nearby state parks, where you can hike or cycle many miles of trails. Get to know the university better by taking a tour around the grounds. Visit the Yale University Art Gallery and the Center for British Art, as well as the Peabody Museum of Natural History. Find more museums in town. Visit the Shoreline Trolley Museum to take a ride on an old passenger car, or browse the many art galleries.

Keen shoppers could spend a day browsing the many boutique designer stores in New Haven. Take a break in any number of cafés, and finish your day in one of the town’s many excellent restaurants. The variety of eating options reflect the wide-ranging ethnic population in New Haven. Don’t leave without trying a New Haven-style pizza, a simple but delicious concoction with oregano, a tomato sauce and pecorino cheese.

Take a stroll in East and West Rock State Parks or rent a bike and cycle along the Farmington Canal Trail. Head to The Green, a popular park within the city center that’s more than 350 years old. Many of the town’s major events take place here, with the New Haven Jazz Festival in August the most well-known.

Get to New Haven by car following major interstate highways on the East Coast or fly into the city’s Tweed Airport. Trains, ferries and intercity buses also service the city. Once in New Haven, get around using the efficient public buses or walk between many of the major attractions in the downtown area, which also has plenty of parking garages if you are traveling by car.

Where to stay in New Haven

Top hotels in New Haven

HYATT house Shelton
HYATT house Shelton
3 out of 5
830 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
The price is £78 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Situated in the entertainment district, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Roosevelt Forest and within 6 miles (10 km) of SportsCenter of Connecticut and Boothe ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (995 reviews)

"It was clean and modern. Friendly service. The room was nice. Spacious bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jan 2021

HYATT house Shelton
Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown
Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown
3 out of 5
63 Grand St, Waterbury, CT
The price is £46 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in the heart of Waterbury, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Waterbury City Hall and Palace Theatre. Apothecary Building and Carrie Welton Fountain ...

4.1/5Very Good! (988 reviews)

"It was my first time at this hotel in Waterbury I enjoyed my stay with my family, the rooms were clean and nice, the ice machine was right near by my rooms I slept comfortable , I definitely will recommend this hotel to others and come back but the woman chief needs to be more polite and make the ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Jan 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Waterbury Downtown
Hampton Inn Milford
Hampton Inn Milford
2.5 out of 5
129 Plains Rd, Milford, CT
Free cancellation
The price is £68 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Located in the heart of Milford, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Silver Sands State Park, Port Milford and Gulf Beach. Silver Sands and Walnut Beach are ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Excellent hotel. I recommend it & would love to come back."…"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2021

Hampton Inn Milford
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in New Haven

New Haven Village Suites
New Haven Village Suites
3 out of 5
3 Long Wharf Dr, New Haven, CT

Located in Long Wharf, this aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Long Wharf Theatre and within 3 miles (5 km) of Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale University. Shubert ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,603 reviews)

"The fact that we were provided with kitchenware to cook with"…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2020

New Haven Village Suites
Walking Distance to Yale & Downtown New Haven. Ikea Furnished-just Bring Cloths!
Walking Distance to Yale & Downtown New Haven. Ikea Furnished-just Bring Cloths!
492 Elm St, New Haven, CT
The price is £143 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan

Located in Dwight, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Hospital of Saint Raphael and Yale University. Yale-New Haven Hospital and Shubert Theater ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
I did not stay, refund outstanding.

"Please review my account. I never received my refund."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

Walking Distance to Yale & Downtown New Haven. Ikea Furnished-just Bring Cloths!
Taft (New Haven)
Taft (New Haven)
3 out of 5
265 College Street #2A, New Haven, CT

Located in Downtown, this apartment building is steps away from Yale University Art Gallery and Shubert Theater. Yale University and Yale-New Haven Hospital ...

Taft (New Haven)
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in New Haven

Top things to do in New Haven

Reviews of New Haven

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17 Sep 2019

Wanted to visit Yale. The free, student led walking tour is a must. Last just over 1 hoir. Very informative. Thanks to Seth.

5/5 - Excellent

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22 Jul 2019

Yale Art Gallery, Yale Centre for British Art and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library - 3 exceptional buildings and collections all within the central 9-square original city plan and 10 mins walk of hotel. Atticus and Olea for great food.

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